A helicopter carrying a large air conditioning unit crashed into another building injuring the pilot, but not causing any fatalities. The aircraft was carrying the unit to a nearby office building, states a New York Injury Lawyer. When the helicopter crashed it caught fire. The first and second floors of the building were badly damaged due to the fire. Fire fighters were able to get to the scene quickly to put the fire out. No one was on those floors at the time.
The pilot was injured and taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated. The helicopter was not salvable and burned in the fire. The accident happened about one mile from the Los Angeles Airport, in the town of El Segundo, California. The accident occurred on a Sunday morning. It is unclear the extent of the pilots injuries or if he will require additional out-patient care after being released from the hospital.
Fire fighters quickly rescued the pilot from the cockpit before the fire reached him. According to the fire chief, it took about 30 minutes to put the fire out. The pilot’s injuries would have been much worse if he had not been pulled from the helicopter at that time. No one else in the building or on the ground was injured.
It is unclear if pilot error caused the helicopter to crash or if it was a mechanical error or carrying if too much weight was the cause. Since the helicopter was destroyed in the fire, it may be impossible to know the actual cause of the crash. According to a Queens Personal Injury Lawyer, further investigation will be necessary to determine the cause or causes of the crash.
It is unknown if the air conditioning unit was salvageable after the fire was put out. Depending on the severity of the fire, the unit may have been destroyed along with the helicopter. It is uncertain whether a new air conditioning unit will be flown over to the same location. Fortunately, fire fighters arrived on the scene in a timely manner to put out the fire and prevent any additional injuries.
This pilot was lucky. Whether a helicopter crash, or an airplane crash, these types of accidents can cause serious injury and often death. They often pose unique and complicated legal challenges. Discovering the chain of events that caused the crash is often difficult, particularly when the plane has been destroyed in the accident. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident that has resulted in serious injury, seek legal guidance right away. You could be entitled to compensation for your injuries, including reimbursement for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of income.
Call Stephen Bilkis and Associates if you’ve been injured in a car accident, work-related accident or other type of accident. We will provide you with a free consultation and valuable legal guidance.